Sep 20, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics BA/Mathematics BS Dual Degree


Please click here  to see Economics department information or here  for Mathematical and Statistical Sciences department information.

A solid training in the mathematical and statistical sciences is fundamental to optimally prepare economics students for graduate school. A dual degree in economics and mathematics will substantially increase program quality and career prospects for our students, as well as enhance the reputation of the economics program at CU Denver. Similarly, a solid training in quantitative and qualitative economic principles offers significant benefits to mathematics majors who seek industrial and/or consulting positions.

These degree requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their major advisor and CLAS advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them

Program Delivery

  • This is an on-campus program.

Declaring This Major

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General Requirements

To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the three areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.

Program Requirements

  1. No pass/fail grades may count toward the dual degree. 
  2. The minimum grade for all economics classes taken at CU Denver and applied toward the major is C- (one D- grade is allowed for one economics elective). 
  3. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required for all ECON courses. Note: Only courses taken at CU Denver will apply.
  4. The minimum grade for all mathematics classes taken at CU Denver and applied toward the major is C-. 
  5. A minimum GPA of 2.25 is required for all CU Denver mathematics classes applied to the major. 
  6. In addition to the CLAS residence requirements, the Economics Department requires that all courses other than Econ 2012 and Econ 2022 require written department approval to be transferred in as satisfying major requirements. 
  7. Additionally, the Mathematics Department requires that at least 15 upper division Mathematics credits must be taken at CU Denver.
  8. The Mathematics Department requires that In the semester of graduation, students must submit a portfolio consisting of two papers, typically written for previous courses, that demonstrate mathematical and writing proficiency; participate in an exit interview, which may be scheduled by the department administrative assistant; and complete a senior survey, available from the department administrative assistant.